Here it is after all the work. The top is raised up and I just spent the
night in a roadside rest area in Louisianna.
Here it is in a shed in Woody Creek, CO. I almost didn't buy it i was so
disappointed when I saw it.
We jacked it up, placed wood blocks under it, pulled it forward a foot
od two and then repeated the process until it was out of the shed.
The beast sitting on the truck. It was so ugly.
But a few months later it was looking pretty good.....
The top is raised up and the folding solid panels will lock into
place to give a fully enclosed unit
Side panels up and we are warm and cozy. Took almost three minutes to
do it all.
There were a couple issues regarding fitting the camper to our truck.
This is a 1978 camper and around the mid 90's Ford raised the height of
the truck cab about three inches.
This requires a platform to be built under the camper to raise it up
Our truck also is a dually. So special jacks had to be made to fit
around the rear wheels. Note the square tube for the longer jack.
Our truck also has a 100 gallon auxiliary fuel tank that I did not
want to lose. So we moved the camper back about a foot and made an
enclosed cabinet where the water tank (40 gallons), propane tank and
battery are locked away.
After the repairs/mods we did an AwlGrip poaint job and she looks
The interior took more work than expected (just like a boat) but came
out pretty well.
Added 3-way refrigeration, some nice roof vents, hardwood floor, tinted
windows and a memory foam mattress and its ready to go.